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Name Christopher

Meaning:carrying ChristTools:

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About the name Christopher in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:English
Short forms:Chris, Kris
US 2015 rank:#32     ... 30:Andrew, 31:Isaac, 32:Christopher, 33:Joshua, 34:Wyatt ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Christophe, Cristopher, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoph, Kristopher     Details
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About Christoph, the group of names with the same origin as Christopher

Meaning/translation:carrying Christ
Language of origin:Old Greek
Info about origin:widespread in the Middle Ages in reverence for Saint Christopher (3rd century), patron saint of travellers and one of the 14 Holy Helpers
Words:christos = the sanctified, the anointed  Old Greek
 pherein = to bear, to carry  Old Greek
Topics:14 Holy Helpers, New Testament
Variants' top ranks:1:Christopher England+Wales 1984,  2:Krzysztof Poland 2012,  4:Kristófer Iceland 2010,  6:Cristóbal Chile 2012,  6:Hristo Bulgaria 2011,  9:Christophe France 2011,  11:Kristofer Estonia 2013,  13:Kristóf Hungary 2015,  14:Christoph Austria/Vienna 2000,  17:Krystof Czechia 2015
Old/original forms:Christophoros Old Greek, Christophorus Latin
Name variants:Chris, Christóbal, Christof, Christofer, Christoff, Christoffer, Christoph, Christophe, Christopher, Cristobal, Cristóbal, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Cristopher, Cristovão, Hristo, Kris, Kristof, Kristóf, Kristofer, Kristófer, Kristoffer, Kristopher, Krisztofer, Krystof, Krysztof, Krzysztof, Risto   Sortable list   Details
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Popularity lists that contain the name Christopher

SeriesGraphRankings
Australia/NSWGraph2014 94,  2013 100,  2012 85,  2011 84,  2010 89,  2009 83,  2008 68,  2007 53,  2006 55,  2005 57,  2004 51,  2003 35,  2002 42,  2001 32
Austria 1999 46
Canada/British ColumbiaGraph2012 97,  2011 89,  2010 80,  2009 87,  2008 65
England+WalesGraph2009 94,  2008 94,  2007 90,  2006 85,  2005 77,  2004 68,  2003 61,  2002 56,  2001 49,  2000 42,  1999 38,  1998 32
FranceGraph2002 114,  2001 90,  2000 83,  1999 83,  1998 71,  1997 64
IrelandGraph2015 86,  2014 72,  2013 71,  2012 75,  2011 69,  2010 70,  2009 61,  2008 61,  2007 61,  2006 53,  2005 60,  2004 53,  2003 46,  2002 47,  2001 42,  2000 43,  1999 401998 41
Mexico 2013 87
New ZealandGraph2012 99,  2011 97,  2009 97,  2008 93
NorwayGraph2014 190,  2012 177,  2009 168,  2008 135
ScotlandGraph2015 86,  2014 80,  2013 75,  2012 73,  2011 71,  2010 68,  2009 62,  2008 52,  2007 46,  2006 55,  2005 44,  2004 40,  2003 38,  2002 37,  2001 39,  2000 32,  1999 30,  1998 24
USA decadesGraph2000-2009 6,  1990-1999 2,  1980-1989 2,  1970-1979 21960-1969 20
USA prevalence 1990 11
USA yearlyGraph2015 32,  2014 30,  2013 26,  2012 23,  2011 21,  2010 13,  2009 10,  2008 9,  2007 6,  2006 8,  2005 10,  2004 10,  2003 9,  2002 8,  2001 5,  2000 5,  1999 6,  1998 5,  1997 4,  1996 4,  1995 3,  1994 2,  1993 2
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